Parviz Dehdari

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Parviz Dehdari
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Personal information
Full name Parviz Dehdari
Date of birth (1935-03-21)March 21, 1935
Place of birth Goldasht Sofla, Marvdasht, Iran
Date of death November 23, 1992(1992-11-23) (aged 57)
Place of death Tehran, Iran
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1957 Shahin Abadan
1957–1960 Jam Abadan
1960–1966 Shahin Tehran
National team
1955–1965 Iran 50 (12)
Teams managed
1968–1969 Persepolis
1969–1971 Homa
1971–1972 Iran
1976–1986 Naft Tehran
1986–1989 Iran
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Parviz Dehdari (Persian: پرویز دهداری‎) (March 21, 1935 – November 23, 1992) was an Iranian football player and coach.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 21 March 1935 in Shiraz from an Abadani family.[1] His family moved back to Abadan after his birth.[2] He grew up in Abadan and began playing football in 1946.

Playing career[edit]

He initially to Jam Abadan in 1953. His good techniques in Jam and after winning the Local Cup in 1955, he was invited to Team Melli and made his debut in match against Soviet Union in November 1955.[3] He played for Shahin Abadan, Shahin Tehran and has served most of his career in Abadan. He was captain of Shahin F.C. in 1964 and win the first championship in Takht Jamshid Cup.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

He was in Shahin until the club's dissolution in 1966. Then he signed a contract with Persepolis F.C. and became head coach of club. He was the second manager of Persepolis and caused that Shahin F.C. players move to Persepolis. He became head coach of Homa F.C. in 1969 after leaves Persepolis. He won Takhte Jamshid Cup for two times with Homa.[5] After his good results in Homa, he was appointed as Head coach of National football team in 1971. He coached team in Olympic Games in Munich, the team was able to successfully deliver the Olympic competition. But resigned before the tournament. He resigned because of differences he had with his assistant, Mohammad Ranjbar.[6] He was re-appointed as head coach of national team in 1986. He led team melli in 1986 Asian Games and 1988 AFC Asian Cup.[7] Team Melli became third place in 1988 Asian Cup and Dehdari was sacked by Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation on 22 January 1989.

Personal life[edit]

He was among those who knew that the ethics of sports were driven by the mood of the people who would exercise his morals teaching. He was married in 1957, he and his wife had two sons. In April 2002 his wife, Mahnaz,died of lung cancer.


He died on November 23, 1992 as a result of kidney disease at his home. Each year a ceremony is held in Abadan in his honor.[8] Today, he is called the Comportment schema. A street behind Takhti Stadium has been named after Parviz Dehdari.